London Garden Design Diary – Week 24

Grow a Friendly Space

Katrina had a busy week teaching. On Monday she taught the second day of her 2D and 3D Drawing for Garden Design course with two students from Hadlow college. They needed to hand in their final assignments on Tuesday and wished to combine their final assignment with learning how to draw gardens in 3D. From Thursday through to Saturday Katrina had another student for the design course, combining it with her ‘Can you teach me to be creative‘ course. She visited the Victoria and Albert museum with her student and took objects in the museums collection as inspiration for dream gardens. The course explains different design styles, and explores materials and techniques that can provide inspiration which can be transposed into garden layout.

A freelance publisher we have worked before (when we were featured both inside and on the front cover of the book ‘Urban Gardens‘) is working with teNeus to publish another book on contemporary urban gardens. They wish to feature several of our projects and will begin the first selection over the next few weeks

Real Homes magazine contacted us to ask if we would submit an expert advice piece for their August supplement. The article will look at how to use black and white in gardens, both in planting and hard landscaping.

Our site in Bushey continues to make steady progress, with Matt installing hardwood decking this week.

Katrina was contacted by a Belgian client who is after a tropical garden design. He found Earth Designs through one of our images on Flikr and wants to create a similar concept to the garden in the Banyantree resort in Lijiang resort in China. Katrina s in email discussion with him about what level of service he wishes to contract, from a basic postal design to a full design package which would involve Katrina travelling to Belgium to visit the site.

Two garden postal design packs have been sent out to new clients. One client is looking for garden design in Berkshire, the other in Manchester